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  • Scandal With Child Sexual Abuse in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • South Africa face Bulgaria test in Davis Cup
  • Bulgaria Has Allocated Nearly BGN 20 million For Aids For People ...
  • Bulgaria's Parliament unanimously votes tougher penalties for ...

    Finance


  • Bulgaria could join the euro early in 2022: finance minister
  • Bulgaria still hopes to adopt euro by 2022
  • Bulgaria's yogurt of life
  • The Comeback of the Bulgarian FX STP Broker License
  • Bulgaria's Path to the Euro: 13th Annual Meeting of Business with ...

    Celebrities


  • The Latest: Ukrainian gets UEFA seat amid financial claims
  • Bulgaria's oldest city honored as European culture capital
  • 8 Bollywood celebrity couples who are on the wedding watchlist in ...
  • Kristalina Georgieva, directora general del Banco Mundial: una ...
  • Not Dead Yet: What to expect from Phil Collins' show and what we're ...

    Culture


  • Plovdiv Bulgaria inaugurated as 2019 European culture capital
  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria: European Capital of Culture 2019
  • Bulgarian, French culture ministers agree on idea of 'Island of ...
  • Historic Bulgarian city of Plovdiv is European Capital of Culture 2019
  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria: This place is the European Capital of Culture...

    Criminal


  • Norway and Bulgaria: two arrests and child sexual abuse material ...
  • Specialised Criminal Court Held a Sitting on Corpbank Siphoning ...
  • Dramatic Increase in Murders of Women in Domestic Violence in ...
  • Bulgarian prosecutors: Crime group sent 25M euro to terrorist ...
  • Bulgaria arrests criminal group suspected of financing terrorism

    Religion


  • Chief Mufti, leader of Bulgaria's Muslims, joins condemnation of ...
  • Transfiguration Monastery
  • Bulgaria's National Assembly leadership backs International ...
  • Bulgarian Synagogue Targeted in Stoning Attack
  • Proposed Legislation Restricting Religion in Bulgaria Draws Baptist ...

    Politics


  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Todor Kavaldzhiev, former vice president of Bulgaria, dead at 85
  • President Rumen Radev Met the US Ambassador
  • President Radev: Bulgaria should not recognise Guaidó as interim ...
  • Bulgarian President is on a Working Visit to Portugal (UPDATED)
  • Bulgaria's President Gives an Overview of his Second Year in Office
  • Bulgarian President: Bulgaria-Portugal Relationship a Symbol of ...
  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Bulgarian Nationalists' Roma 'Integration' Plan Dismays Rights ...
  • Bulgaria Hopes To Switch To Euro In 2022
  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Met his Macedonian Counterpart Zaev in Sofia
  • E-vignette saga: Head of Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister: The Western Balkans' EU-integration is ...
  • Bulgaria Recognises Venezuelan National Assembly President ...
  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Bulgarian Nationalists' Roma 'Integration' Plan Dismays Rights ...
  • Bulgaria's GDP Growth to Speed up in 2019 on Fiscal Stimulus
  • IMF: Bulgaria's Robust Economic Growth Paves Way for Further ...
  • Bulgaria's robust economic growth paves way for further reforms - IMF
  • Twenty years on, what's next for the euro?
  • World Bank lifts 2019 GDP growth forecasts for 5 SEE counties
  • Bulgaria plans to end passport-for-sale scheme
  • IMF sees Bulgaria's preparations to join euro zone as positive factor
  • SocGen to Shrink Trading Unit, Cut Costs After Market Rout
  • IMF: Bulgaria's Robust Economic Growth Paves Way for Further ...
  • Bulgaria says it will end passport-for-sale policy ahead of EU ...
  • Commission Spies Downsides of Bulgaria's 'Golden' Passport ...
  • IMF: Bulgaria must build on robust economic performance
  • Bulgaria halts citizenship-for-investment programme amidst EU ...
  • Bulgaria's GDP Growth to Speed up in 2019 on Fiscal Stimulus
  • Bulgaria: In world's fastest shrinking nation, the ancient city of ...
  • IMF: Bulgaria must build on robust economic performance
  • IMF sees Bulgaria's preparations to join euro zone as positive factor
  • CEE drives European growth in e-retail - Icecat
  • The 'coal curtain' is the new Iron Curtain
  • Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. Reports Results for the ...
  • By the End of 2018 the Population of Bulgaria will Be below 7 Million ...
  • Bulgaria's Electricity Exports Gone up by Nearly 200% for a Year
  • Exports of Electricity Jumped Over 200% For Just 1 Year
  • Bulgarian Fresh Produce Exports Grew in 2018
  • Gazprom Set To Increase Gas Exports By 50% + In Coming Years
  • Bulgaria's GDP Growth to Speed up in 2019 on Fiscal Stimulus
  • What will the Adoption of the Euro Bring to Bulgaria?
  • Twenty years on, what's next for the euro?
  • World Bank cuts Romania's 2019 economic growth forecast to 3.5 ...
  • Bulgaria ends 2018 with 0.1%/GDP budget surplus
  • Bulgaria plans small fiscal deficit in 2019, boosts wages
  • EU braced for BUDGET WAR: Bulgaria forced to boost payments by ...
  • UPDATE 1-Bulgaria ends 2016 with budget surplus of 1.6 pct of GDP
  • Bulgaria's Budget Sinks Deeper in May, Fiscal Reserve Finally Up
  • The Lockheed Martin`s F-16 Is the Bulgarian Choice for New ...
  • The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Health and Healthcare
  • Crime Crackdown Boosts Budget Crackdown in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria posts third lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU at end-Sept ...
  • B2Holding's Bulgarian unit buys 249 mln euro NPL portfolio from ...
  • UPDATE 1 - B2Holding's Bulgarian unit signs deal to buy NPL ...
  • Fitch, S&P Global re-affirm Bulgaria's credit ratings
  • Long Live The Lev: Bulgaria Should Hold On To Its Currency Board
  • Bulgaria and the Euro
  • Iran's Rial Currency Is In A Death Spiral, Again
  • Bulgaria's Govt Debt Sees Negligible Increase in June 2011

    Bulgaria Leaders


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  • Todor Kavaldzhiev, former vice president of Bulgaria, dead at 85
  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Bulgarian President is on a Working Visit to Portugal (UPDATED)

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Bulgaria's Parliament unanimously votes tougher penalties for ...
  • Iran, Bulgaria Stress Expanding Political, Economic Ties
  • Tribute paid on February 1 to victims of communism in Bulgaria

    Prime Minister


  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Bulgarian Nationalists' Roma 'Integration' Plan Dismays Rights ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister: The Western Balkans' EU-integration is ...

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  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister: The Western Balkans' EU-integration is ...
  • Bulgarian Nationalists' Roma 'Integration' Plan Dismays Rights ...
  • Bulgarian Head of State Will Look at the Annual Analysis of the ...

    Minister of Economy


  • An Average of 10000 New Job Places Are Created in Bulgaria Each ...
  • Reforms encourage investments in Egypt: Bulgarian Minister of ...
  • Bulgarian Minster lauds Egyptian economic reform program

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Ministry of Agriculture and Food: Trade Between Bulgaria and Egypt ...
  • Bulgaria Plans to Expand Cooperation with Azerbaijan in Various ...
  • Egypt and Bulgaria to Enhance Business Contacts

    Minister of Culture


  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Met his Macedonian Counterpart Zaev in Sofia
  • Bulgarian, French culture ministers agree on idea of 'Island of ...
  • Bulgaria Prosecutor-General orders probe after allegations of ...

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  • Bulgaria ready to start talks with US on F-16 jet deal
  • Watch Live: President Trump Delivers Remarks to the Ministers of ...
  • Bulgaria Eyes F-16s as NATO's Eastern States Ramp Up Spending

    Minister of Education


  • An Average of 10000 New Job Places Are Created in Bulgaria Each ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister: The Western Balkans' EU-integration is ...
  • Bulgaria eyes to expand co-op with Azerbaijan in various spheres

    Minister of Energy


  • Ministry of Energy: Bulgaria Wants to Keep its Coal-fired Power ...
  • Bulgarian Energy Minister to Visit Azerbaijan
  • Bulgarian Energy Minister: Bulgaria Will Build ''Turkish Stream''

    Minister of Finance


  • Bulgaria could join the euro early in 2022: finance minister
  • Financial minister: The euro will not solve all problems in Bulgarian ...
  • PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Feb 5

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Bulgarian Foreign Ministry: Juan Guaidó is interim President of ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Ministry warns on January 20 anti-Prespa ...
  • Bulgarian MFA: The Venezuelan People Must Determine Their Own ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Bulgaria's Cabinet security council holds emergency meeting on ...
  • Russia, Turkey reaffirm support for Maduro
  • Deputy PM, minister and MEP named in Bulgaria's cash-for-passport ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Justice Ministry: Downturn in European Court of Human Rights ...
  • Bulgaria Justice Ministry proposes scrapping granting citizenship in ...
  • For oligarchs or Mafiosi, obtaining a Bulgarian passport is easy and ...

    Minister of Health


  • By April 1, health minister has to present action plan for Bulgaria to ...
  • Health ministry will prepare repairs in psychiatric hospitals, centres ...
  • Bulgaria to use Croatia's Experience in Field of Organ Donation and ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Ministry of Energy: Bulgaria Wants to Keep its Coal-fired Power ...
  • Bulgaria Regional Development Minister appoints new head of ...
  • Bulgarian PM Borissov Met his Macedonian Counterpart Zaev in Sofia

    Minister of Sports


  • Where are Government ministers travelling for St Patrick's Day?
  • Attempt to turn Bulgarian national park into ski resort defeated in court
  • Balkan 2030 World Cup bid is realistic, says Bulgarian sports minister

    Director of State Security Service


  • Bulgaria's Cabinet security council holds emergency meeting on ...
  • Dossier Commission: Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Intelligence ...
  • Scientific Games Launches Digital Game Entertainment for National ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • OTP closes Bulgarian Société Générale unit acquisition
  • Higher Interest Rates on Loans in Bulgaria in the Summer?
  • Twenty years on, what's next for the euro?

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Maleeha to organise UNGA's 30th anniversary of Child Rights ...
  • Official: Bulgaria will not Join the UN Pact on Migration
  • The Daily Brief 2019-02-01

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Trump Picks Treasury Official for World Bank President, Rejecting ...
  • Bulgarian government, prosecutors in show of support for Jewish ...
  • Bulgarian Parliament to vote on January 16 on talks with US on F-16 ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Bulgaria Court says 'Istanbul Convention' Violates Constitution
  • Chief Justice Roberts Moves to Man in the Middle on the Supreme ...
  • How Much Politics in a Supreme Court Justice?

    Opposition


  • Bulgarian Opposition BSP Proposes Election of New Members of ...
  • Bulgaria's Foreign Minister criticises President over delayed ...
  • Justice Ministry: Downturn in European Court of Human Rights ...

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Bulgaria's GDP Growth to Speed up in 2019 on Fiscal Stimulus
  • The Fastest Growing Region of Bulgaria is in the Poorest Part of the ...
  • Bulgaria ends 2018 with 0.1%/GDP budget surplus
  • Are wealthier countries healthier countries? Not according to a new ...
  • Number of foreign tourists visiting Bulgaria tops nine million
  • IMF: Bulgaria must build on robust economic performance
  • Bulgarian govt seeks mandate to start talks with US for F-16 ...
  • Bulgarian National Bank 2018 Indicators Report
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    Investment

  • IMF: Bulgaria's Robust Economic Growth Paves Way for Further ...
  • Bulgaria plans to end passport-for-sale scheme
  • Commission Spies Downsides of Bulgaria's 'Golden' Passport ...
  • IMF: Bulgaria must build on robust economic performance
  • Bulgaria halts citizenship-for-investment programme amidst EU ...
  • What will the Adoption of the Euro Bring to Bulgaria?
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    Demographics

  • Bulgaria: In world's fastest shrinking nation, the ancient city of ...
  • IMF: Bulgaria must build on robust economic performance
  • IMF sees Bulgaria's preparations to join euro zone as positive factor
  • CEE drives European growth in e-retail - Icecat
  • The 'coal curtain' is the new Iron Curtain
  • Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. Reports Results for the ...
  • By the End of 2018 the Population of Bulgaria will Be below 7 Million ...
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    Export/Import

  • Bulgaria's Electricity Exports Gone up by Nearly 200% for a Year
  • Exports of Electricity Jumped Over 200% For Just 1 Year
  • Bulgarian Fresh Produce Exports Grew in 2018
  • Gazprom Set To Increase Gas Exports By 50% + In Coming Years
  • Bulgaria's GDP Growth to Speed up in 2019 on Fiscal Stimulus
  • What will the Adoption of the Euro Bring to Bulgaria?
  • Twenty years on, what's next for the euro?
  • Ukraine: Apple exports up sharply in November
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    Public Spending

  • Bulgaria ends 2018 with 0.1%/GDP budget surplus
  • Bulgaria plans small fiscal deficit in 2019, boosts wages
  • EU braced for BUDGET WAR: Bulgaria forced to boost payments by ...
  • UPDATE 1-Bulgaria ends 2016 with budget surplus of 1.6 pct of GDP
  • Bulgaria's Budget Sinks Deeper in May, Fiscal Reserve Finally Up
  • The Lockheed Martin`s F-16 Is the Bulgarian Choice for New ...
  • The Bulgaria 2011 Review: Health and Healthcare
  • Crime Crackdown Boosts Budget Crackdown in Bulgaria
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    Public Debt

  • Bulgaria posts third lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU at end-Sept ...
  • B2Holding's Bulgarian unit buys 249 mln euro NPL portfolio from ...
  • UPDATE 1 - B2Holding's Bulgarian unit signs deal to buy NPL ...
  • Fitch, S&P Global re-affirm Bulgaria's credit ratings
  • Long Live The Lev: Bulgaria Should Hold On To Its Currency Board
  • Bulgaria and the Euro
  • Iran's Rial Currency Is In A Death Spiral, Again
  • Bulgaria's Govt Debt Sees Negligible Increase in June 2011
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-07BGGDP Growth Rate YoY Final Q33.40%3.00%01
    2018-12-07BGGDP Growth Rate QoQ Final Q30.80%0.50%01
    2018-12-03BGInterest Rate Decision0%0%0%00
    2018-11-30BGPPI YoY OCT4.40%3.70%5.10%00
    2018-11-30BGPPI MoM OCT1.30%0.30%0.40%00
    2018-11-29BGBusiness Confidence NOV2725.229.900
    2018-11-28BGTourist Arrivals YoY OCT3.80%4.20%00
    2018-11-19BGCurrent Account SEP?312.7M?980.1M ?? 380M00
    2018-11-14BGInflation Rate YoY OCT3.70%3.60%3.50%00
    2018-11-14BGGDP Growth Rate YoY Prel Q33.00%3.40%3.20%00